Your Text Messages ARE Being Spammed

If you are under the impression that spamming is confined to the Web and E-mail, you are wrong. Very wrong! According to recent research, text spamming is now a big problem. So, we all need to be more careful with our cell phones and one way to do so is to use stronger passwords and […]

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Is Your Spam Filter Blocking Job-Related E-mails?

It’s hard enough getting the right job. So we shouldn’t have unintended glitches impede our efforts. Consider this observation from Careerealism.com: “Have you been checking your spam filter? Many of us don’t. We take for granted that the filter’s working correctly — protecting you from unwanted E-mail and leaving your Inbox filled with messages that […]

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Don’t Bite the Phish!

Phishing occurs when a person receives an E-mail message which seems to be from a real company — often, complete with logo — that is really a scam from a third party that wants to compromise your identity and gain access to your accounts. So, don’t bite the fish. Learn more from this infographic.   […]

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April Fools! You’ve Been Spamvertised

We call it phishing; others say it is spamvertising. Whatever the name, it’s mean stuff! According to Webroot, Inc.: “Spamvertising is the combination of the words ‘spam’ and ‘advertising.’ It’s the super nasty stuff that arrives in your email inbox and, recently, even in your Facebook messages. All you have to do is click on […]

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Stores Smarten Up Amid Spam Flood

   Click the image for this Wall Street Journal story As Dana Mattioli reports: “Retailers have started to wear out their welcome in customers’ E-mail inboxes, forcing stores to rethink their spam strategies. Last year, the nation’s top 100 retailers by E-commerce revenue sent recipients an average of 177 emails apiece, up 87% from 2007, […]

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